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we are on stormwatch tonight, with heavy storms moving through the area today. the question now is what is happening tomorrow? we go to steve rudin. >> lower humidity levels and cooler air. the big story, we had a record- breaking heat at bwi-marshall and dallas. whins across the area anywhere between 20, 30, even 40 to 60 miles per hour -- which is across the area -- winds. we are going to look for high
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pressure building back in the mid-atlantic. from the belfort furniture weather center, we will talk about the forecast and even some more thunderstorms. details in a few minutes. >> all right, thanks a lot, steve. the taliban says it has captured members opposite -- members of the military, and now it appears that one was killed in an ambush. the taliban spokesperson said one of the sailors was killed during the incident korea and they tried to resist, he said. the other was captured alive. they were offering to exchange the body for other insurgents. they are showing photographs and offering a reward for information about his whereabouts.
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the men left kabul driving an armored suv, and they went to a bizarre -- bazaar. >> from what i know right now, and, again, i do not have all of the details, this was an unusual circumstance. >> the chairman of the joint chiefs, on a trip to the region, at all mike mullen said he was more optimistic than ever that the u.s. mission could be accomplished. but he warned that more troops are arriving in afghanistan means more troops in harm's way. >> levels of violence. >> july 2010 is on track to become the deadliest months in the war in afghanistan. the controversial arizona immigration law is set to go
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into effect. the law goes into effect on thursday. los angeles is sending five busloads of activists there to protest a law. i spoke with a deputy editor for the politico about this and other hot topics in politics. thanks a lot for joining us. >> thank you. >> let's start in the gulf. we are now hearing that the ec note -- the ceo tony hayward is no longer that. >> he has been a punching bag now for months in the gulf oil disaster. what it looks like the early front runner to replace him is one of the company's managing directors, an american, robert dudley, who has been overseeing
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famous. we are going to see a new face. >> potentially embarrassing for him. he might be negotiating his exit right now. he could leave with quite a substantial package? >> he still has a constituency at the company. he has been there for 28 years. i do not think anyone one year ago would have thought about pushing him out at this point. >> all right, a tough week also for the obama administration after asking someone to step down after they learned that the controversial comments she made were taken out of context. >> of course, the agricultural secretary tom vilsack said, listen, i acted prematurely. we jumped the gun. now, of course, we are waiting to see if she takes her old job at the usda back. she has not indicated one way or
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another. >> how does this look for the obama administration prove absolute embarrassment? >> they are taking some heat from liberals and democrats. this is just a defensive, the white house is when conservatives come after them. this is not something they like talking about, but they will have to deal with it being in the news cycle the least for the next couple of days. >> the controversial arizona immigration law goes into effect this week. how do you think it will affect the obama administration? >> whether they are for it or against it, there is this sense of frustration with the federal government taking aim at this stage. there are some really trying to channel that kind of frustration into some momentum heading into the fall campaign, so this is an issue that has been politicized from the start. i think you're going to see folks watching very, very
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closely to see how this lot is in force. >> timothy geithner this morning speaking of the potential of a double-dip recession, indicating that things could get bad again before they get better. he is denying that. he does not think that the economic forecast is that bleach. our people believing him? >> this is another situation where the white house is trying to be as optimistic as possible. so for the treasury secretary to say the economy is not about to wander off the cliff again, if he could not say that, that would be very, very alarming, but, again, this is one of the scenarios where the obama administration is trying to say how good is, which does not match up with what others are saying. >> thank you so much. well, the defense has rested, and now, it is up to the jurors to deal with rod blagojevich. the former illinois governor did
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not take the stand. he was telling about speaking his mind in court, but he changed his mind. >> they proved my innocence. they proved i did nothing illegal and that there was nothing further for us to add. >> jurors heard hours of wiretapped conversations, where some argued that blagojevich solicited bribes concerning senator obama's senate seat. he could face up to 10 years. the national transportation safety board will release its final report concerning the deadly metro crash coming up. people died in the crash in june of 2009 on the red line. the ntsb says the final report will include a probable cause of the accident and safety recommendations. they had not determined the cause. the second phase of the metro fare hikes start coming
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up. there will be a 20 cent surcharge per trip from 4:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.. passengers to use a smartrip card will get a discount. this is compared to those who use paper fear cards. and for a list of all of the metric changes, just go to our website. use the keyword "metro fare." and a dog park. we will tell you about that. and a man decided he wanted to be a woman after being married for 17 years. to be a woman after being married for 17 years.
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carmax is the smart choice because at carmax you get a free appraisal and your written offer to buy your car good for seven days. if you want to take your pet to a dog park in montgomery county, you will have to pay for it. it will be $40 for the first dog and $5 for each additional dogs. if you are caught using the dog park without the proper tagging, you could face a $50 fine. and it is time for the annual chincoteague pony swim. once they get there, the horses are checked by a veterinarian to make sure they are ok, and then
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they are auctioned off to raise money for the volunteer fire company. and the nationals are home this week. they welcome the atlanta braves to town, and friday, saturday, sunday, they take on phillie. and if you want to check out a new movie coming here are the ones you can choose from. there is one about a weekly in a dinner party about who could bring the most pathetic guest. also this week, "cats and dogs." which there is "get low," stars robert duvall. it coming up, a pass of downed trees and power lines.
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taking a look at tonight's top story, the storms that went through the area turned deadly in montgomery county. and mother and her daughter were trapped inside a car. the daughter, who was believed to be in her forties, guides,
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and the mother was taken to the hospital. no word on her condition. one tree crashed for a home in rockville, trapping people inside. everyone was able to get out of the home safely. and emergency crews in d.c. responded to more than 900 calls in a seven-hour period, and that is more than double the average number of calls on a regular day. nearly 30,000 people were left in the dark. .i spoke to the national weather service a few moments ago. it is still not determined whether it was straight line winds or a tornado, but tomorrow, they will make the decision, and we will keep you updated. looking out side, it is quiet and dry, a nice change, and temperatures will have drier air moving in.
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we are looking at a time a lot. -- a time-lapse. and nice sunset. the storms rolled in in the late afternoon. this takes us over to germantown. it began to push away, and then clearing. look at the rain totals. camps spring, md., more than two inches of rain. more than 1.5 inches in bowie. looking at better days ahead. 80 degrees at this hour and reagan national. 68 degrees at state college korean we did break some records today -- 68 degrees and state college. we did bring some records today. -- at state college.
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we were shy of tying the record, but 42 days we have had 90 degrees or better. we will add to this. the watches are canceled, no warnings or advisories, a big change compared to this time last night, and by this time tomorrow night, a nice change, too, because it will not be as humid or sticky outside. this will push back to the north. wednesday, into thursday. tomorrow, plenty of sunshine. temperatures near 90 degrees. temperatures in the upper 80's pour tuesday. nighttime lows in the upper 60's to lower to middle 70's. .near 90 by midafternoon. here is the extended outlook. it is not so bad.
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temperatures above average for this time of year. apart 80's for tuesday. 90's on thursday and friday, and the week and is looking great, temperatures in the 80's. how about 85 degrees for ocean city? >> we will take it. thanks, steve. coming up, a controversial change
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the issue of a transgendered rights is affecting the governor. " i was born with the heart, mind, and soul of a woman -- >> i was born with the heart, mind, and soul of a woman. >> five years of hormones, electrolysis, saving up for surgery. >> this is the happiest i've ever been. it feels normal. >> she grew up in mclean, son of a west point graduate, mary, children, a beautiful home, a six-figure job, who lost all. he finally told his wife his deep, dark secret. >> she ran to the bathroom and began to throw up.
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>> the story does not end there. >> i, robert francis -- >> the sister of governor bob --onnell not in april, she made the connection public at a rally in richmond. >> the governor is my former brother-in-law. >> so you want to put pressure on him to change policy? >> i do not think it is fair to say a want to put pressure on him. what i am saying is here is the opportunity for dialogue. >> the governor certainly does not want to come across as having favoritism to somebody on the policy agenda and merely because of a past association. haute >> now a home depot
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supervisor and insurance agent, she says the key is connecting with people, one at a time. >> maybe after that is done, we can sit down and have a conversation. >> so far, the governor has not met or spoken to her. the statement is that the governor wishes her the very best. she is hopeful that someday they will reconnect. in the newsroom, greta kreuz, abc7 news. coming up next,
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wedding bells for a former first daughter. chelsea clinton is getting married, but rumor hosts -- rumor has it that a small town will have the ceremony taking place in rhinebeck. she will be marrying her longtime boyfriend. hopefully, it will not be too hot or too humid. tomorrow, near 90 degrees. temperatures in the upper 80's on tuesday. wednesday, back in the lower 90's, and then a cool-down on
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the way. this will probably be one of the
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